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In Our City: Healthy Resolution Month

The city of Grand Prairie offers a variety of affordable resources, facilities, services and programs that can help you kick off your wellness goals in 2014.


 

Parks and Trails

Grand Prairie has 52 parks. Find one that's closest to you: www.GrandFunGP.com/parks
Check out the miles and miles of beautiful hiking/biking trails in Grand Prairie: www.grandfungp.com/parks/trails.htm  


 

Recreation Centers

Bowles Life Center
Recreation center with low membership fees, offers full size gym, game room, fitness equipment, indoor running/walking track, fitness classes and recreation programs. 
2750 Graham St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050 [Google Map]
Phone: 972-642-7529
Website: www.GrandFunGP.com/recreationcenters  

Charley Taylor Recreation Center
Recreation center with low membership fees, weight room, pre-K sports leagues, classes, gym, and more.
601 E. Grand Prairie Road, Grand Prairie, TX 75050 [Google Map]
Phone: 972-264-6890
Website: www.GrandFunGP.com/recreationcenters  

Dalworth Recreation Center
Dalworth Recreation Center is currently closed for renovations and will reopen later in 2014.
2012 Spikes St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050 [Google Map]
Phone: 972-237-4760
Website: www.GrandFunGP.com/recreationcenters  

Kirby Creek Natatorium
Check out Grand Prairie's heated indoor pool open year round. In the summer,
Phone: 972-263-8174
Website: www.GrandFunGP.com/aquatics

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The Summit Active Adult Center (for ages 50+)

Over 50? The 60,000-square-foot-facility offers state-of-the-art fitness areas, gym, indoor infinity edge pool with lap lanes and exercise vortex, sauna, cafe, classes, exercise programs, indoor walking track, gym, and much more for members ages 50 and older.
2975 Esplanade, Grand Prairie, TX 75052 [Google Map]
Phone: 972-237-4141
Website: www.GrandFunGP.com/TheSummit

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Libraries

Grand Prairie libraries offer numerous resources for improving your health including diet books, exercise DVDs, cookbooks, online databases with research on various health issues, downloadable eAudiobooks and music (to listen while you work out!), and more. Library cards are free!

Main Library, 901 Conover Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75050 [Google Map]
Phone: 972-5700

Warmack Branch Library, 760 Bardin Road, Grand Prairie, TX 75052 [Google Map]
Phone: 972-237-5770

Bowles Branch Library, 2750 Graham St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050 [Google Map]
(inside the Bowles Life Center)
Phone: 972-237-7540

Website: www.gptx.org/library

Healthy Resolution Themed Books:

  •  The 10-minute L.E.A.P. : Lifetime Exercise Adherence Plan
    by Brown, Richard L., 1937- 
    New York, NY : HarperCollins, c1998: Grand Prairie Memorial Library 
  • 303 Kid-Approved Exercises and Active Games : Ages 6-8
    by Wechsler, Kimberly. 
    Alameda, CA : Hunter House ; Berkeley, CA :  Grand Prairie Memorial Library 
  • The 9 Truths About Weight Loss : The No-Tricks, No-Nonsense Plan for Lifelong Weight Control 
    by Kirschenbaum, Daniel S., 1950- 
    New York : Henry Holt, c2000 
  • Feed Your Family Right! : How to Make Smart Food and Fitness Choices for a Healthy Lifestyle 
    by Zied, Elisa
    Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, c2007: Grand Prairie Memorial/Betty Warmack
  • Healthy Choices, Healthy Children : A Guide to Raising Fit, Happy Kids 
    by Brizee, Lori S. 
    Brewster, Mass. : Paraclete Press, c2011.  

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Grand Prairie Farmers Market

Open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays March through December, the Grand Prairie Farmers Market features locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants, homemade baked goods, grass fed beef, and more. 
120 W. Main St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050 [Google Map]
Phone: 972-237-4599
Website: www.gptx.org/farmersmarket   

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Last updated: 11/12/2014 12:38:05 PM